When Children Refuse School: Prescriptive Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., Columbia University

In this workshop Dr. Albano discusses a prescriptive treatment approach to treating school refusal behavior in children. Dr. Albano reviews the four primary reasons underlying school refusal behavior along with methods for assessing these conditions. She also demonstrates strategies for effectively engaging parents and school personnel in a partnership to return the child to full school functioning.

4 CE Credits

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The Impact of Disasters on Youth: Risk, Resilience, and Interventions

Annette M. La Greca, Ph.D., University of Miami

In this overview, Dr. Annette LaGreca discusses the impact of natural disasters on youth, risk and resilience factors related to post-traumatic stress outcomes, and clinical implications for the assessment and treatment of exposed youth.


1 CE Credit

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Evidence-Based Approaches for Children with Anxiety Problems

Wendy Silverman, Ph.D., ABPP, Florida International University

In this overview, Dr. Wendy Silverman provides a description of the components common to evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders in children. In addition, she provides an overview of the research examining the effectiveness of the different anxiety disorder treatments and discusses promising directions for future research.  


1 CE Credit

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Basics of Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Social Learning Theory

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, Columbia University

In this overview, Dr. Anne Marie Albano discusses the theoretical underpinnings of cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders. Dr. Albano describes the key principles of social learning theory.

1 CE Credit

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Evidence-Based Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

John Piacentini, Ph.D., ABPP, University of California, Los Angeles Semel Institute

In this overview, Dr. John Piacentini provides an overview of the symptoms, impairment, genetics, and neurobiology of OCD. He also describes assessment procedures and treatment planning for children with OCD. Lastly, he describes the evidence base for psychosocial and medical treatment of OCD.

1 CE Credit

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Multimodal Treatment for Internalizing Disorders

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., Columbia University

James Waxmonsky, M.D., Florida International University

Dr. Anne Marie Albano and Dr. James Waxmonsky describe the nature of anxiety and depressive problems in youth and various psychosocial and medication treatment options. Dr. Albano describes the key components of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with internalizing problems. Dr. Waxmonsky discusses research on the efficacy and safety of treatment with antidepressant medication and recommendations for the sequencing of treatment modalities.

3 CE Credits

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Evidence-Based Treatment for Anxiety Problems: Cognitive Behavioral Strategies

Wendy Silverman, Ph.D., Florida International University

Dr. Silverman discusses the research supporting cognitive behavioral strategies for anxiety problems. First, she illustrates assessment procedures for diagnosis of anxiety disorders through case examples. Features of the DSM-IV anxiety disorder diagnoses are described in detail for children. She details methods for constructing effective exposure sessions that can apply to youth with various anxiety disorders.

6 CE Credits

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Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Childhood OCD: An Integrated Child and Family Approach

John Piacentini, Ph.D., ABPP, University of California, Los Angeles Semel Institute

This workshop is a 3-part resource that describes assessment and cognitive behavioral treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children. Dr. Piacentini demonstrates therapy techniques during a role play session. In addition, he describes the importance of family environment during treatment and provides guidance on selecting a treatment strategy.

3 CE Credits

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Social Effectiveness Therapy for Children SET-C: Behavioral Treatment for Children with Social Phobia

Deborah Beidel, Ph.D., University of Central Florida

Dr. Beidel begins the workshop by describing how social phobia manifests in children. She also describes the evidence for SET-C as an evidence-based treatment for social phobia in children. Next, she identifies the content and procedures used in SET-C and discusses the role of peers in the generalization of social skills. Lastly, she describes ways to construct exposure sessions for children with social phobia.

5 CE Credits

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Adolescents, Anxiety, and the Tasks of Development

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., Columbia University

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., ABPP, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Albano is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a Beck Institute Scholar. In 2008, Dr. Albano received the Rosenberry Award for service to children, adolescents, and families from the University of Colorado at Denver. Dr. Albano is the past-president of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the past-president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She has published more than 90 articles and chapters and is the co-author of several cognitive behavioral treatment manuals and the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule for Children, all published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Albano served as a Principal Investigator for a 6-site, National Institute of Mental Health-sponsored study entitled "Child/Adolescent Anxiety Multimodal Treatment Study" (CAMS) and was also a PI for the Treatments for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS). Both trials examined the relative efficacy of CBT, medication, combination treatment, and pill placebo in youth. She is also currently the Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Columbus Circle in New York City, a cognitive behavioral therapy specialty clinic for children, adolescents and adults.

4 CE Credits

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